NMACI 60 Year Diamond Gala Event at Sandia Resort & Casino

Many awards handed out at Sandia Resort & Casino by NMACI - Albuquerque Event Photography

A Diamond Gala at Sandia Resort & Casino

NMACI Diamond Gala 60th Anniversary was the first event I photographed in Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Like many award events I have photographed throughout the past 10 years, it began outside with a social hour and then moved inside to a ballroom for the presentation of the awards. Being a professional photographer in part means being able to change gears going from shooting outside in natural light at 1/500th ISO 100 of a second to dimly lit indoors using external flash and ISO 2000+.

Politicians a plenty

Then it turns out many state Senators and Representatives would be present to receive awards, as well as Lt. Governor Howie Morales. I am very experienced at photographing politicians though, from mayors to governors to Secretary of Labor and the U.S. Surgeon General!

This NMACI event was fun to photograph because all the award winners really brought energy with them up on stage and let their personalities and camaraderie show! Thank you Nicole for choosing me as your event photographer!

Lt. Governor Howie Morales Speaking in Albuquerque

Lt. Governor Howie Morales speaking at Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque New Mexico

Adding creativity to event photography in ABQ

New Mexico State Senators and Representatives Awards Photography

Smiles all around the event